Humanoids from the Deep (1996)
Roger Corman Presents 'Humanoids from the Deep'
Nomination Year: 2009
SYNOPSIS: A large cannery (CANCO) has been illegally dumping artificial growth stimulant into the sea, hoping to increase the size of the fish locally caught. A bunch of environmentalists are trying to catch them in the act. Wade Parker (Robert Carradine) works for CANCO, but doesn't know about any of their illegal activity. His life takes a bit of a downturn when he discovers that his daughter is dating Matt, the leader of the environmental activists. It takes a huge downturn when she disappears while they're on a date, and Matt's explanation is that "a sea monster" grabbed her.
The only person who believes Matt is the mysterious "reporter" Dr. Drake (Emma Samms), who asks questions like "How many were there?" instead of "What were you smoking that night?" After Wade helps rescue a man from a fish critter attack, he changes his tune. Then one of the missing women turns up mysteriously pregnant, and explodes in a scene reminiscent of Alien. At this point, Dr Drake calls out the military on live TV. The military comes in, and things go from bad to worse.
- "Alas, Poor Yorick"
Why "Gobsmacked" Can Be a Bad Thing.
Henchman #2 hears Henchman #1 go down into the hold to try and stop up the leak in their boat. Then he hears some thrashing around, and a funny noise. So he heads down below to see what's there. The hold is half-flooded, fuel cans everywhere, gas in the water, Henchman #1's half-eviscerated body being held in the air by a giant hook.... Henchman #2 boggles at the scene, his mouth falling open, and the cigarette falling down into the fuel-soaked waFABOOM!
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Emma Samma attractive British actress best known for her television work Robert Carradine best known as "Lewis Skolnick" in the Revenge of the Nerds films; son of John, half-brother of David, full brother of Keith Justin Walker Clint Howard Started off as the "This is Tranya" kid on Star Trek, later played with "Gentle Ben," then got relegated to a life of B-Movies. Wouldn't be half so sad if he weren't brother to superstar/director Ron Howard.
Director Claim to Fame Jeff Yonis also wrote Bloodfist V: Human Target
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